Management International Review

International business publication.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, July

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1. Introduction China's recent entry into the WTO has increased business confidence and widened the opportunities for business ventures in China. Its huge market potential, based on over 1.3 billion people with rising income levels, has attracted...
Determinants of the Rate of Franchising among Nations (1)
Abstract * Prior research has examined why franchisors expand abroad, but no paper has explained why individuals of different nations buy franchises. Using an economic model of why individuals choose to purchase franchises, the paper models the...
Human Resource Collaboration Issues in International Joint Ventures: A Study of US-Japanese Auto Supply IJVs
Abstract * One view of international joint ventures (IJVs) is that they represent a continuous negotiation of interests between parent organizations. Success or failure depends in large part, therefore, upon the collaborative attitudes held by those...
International Business in a World of Increasing Returns (1)
Abstract * This study examines the factors affecting the propensity of firms to engage in cross border activities in a world of increasing returns. * A model connecting outward FDI from the US with a set of firm--specific advantages is estimated...
Political Tradition, Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment in Italy
Abstract * One the major recent trends in international business has been the recognition by governments of multinational enterprises (MNEs) as sources of scarce investment funds and desirable high value added jobs. Does a region's political tradition...
The Impact of Country-of-Origin Effects on Industrial Buyers' Perceptions of Product Quality (1)
Abstract * This study extends prior industrial buyer research on COO effects by decomposing the country-of-origin construct into three components: country of design, product assembly and parts manufacture, and examining their effects on the decomposed...
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